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For Media Only – Video Statement Regarding Effective Shut Down of Federal Elections Commission

August 27, 2019

This link is available only to media representatives – with full rights to use both the video and any other information below with attribution.   Statement from John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, regarding Petersen’s resignation – to effectively shut down Federal Elections Commission “We appreciate Commissioner Matthew Petersen for his service – most importantly joining fellow Republican Lee Goodman and Caroline Hunter to cross the aisle and vote with Ellen Weintraub and Steven Walther to require […]

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Operations Director Justin Hill Pens Second Fulcrum Op-Ed

July 15, 2019

Take Back Director of Operations Justin Hill: “It’s time for those who seek to lead to step up and use responsible rhetoric. It’s time for real solutions about real problems. As the campaign season heats up, candidates for president and down-ballot should eschew cheap applause lines that undermine democracy and instead opt for solutions that can empower American voters.” To read this article in its entirety and to sign up for alerts on future articles click here.

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Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues

June 23, 2018

For Release Saturday, June 23 Noon ET, 11 a.m. CT Contact:    404.606.3163 Poll Results Announced: Intense Support for 3 Reform Issues Bismarck, ND – Pollsters featured by measure intense nationwide support for three reform measures – the “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act,” a 28th Constitutional Amendment in response to Citizens United, and an Article V Convention. “After three decades of statistical analysis of election trends, I was stunned to see such far-reaching proposals emerge as the strongest […]

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Take Back Issues Statement on Senator McCain’s Diagnosis

July 20, 2017

“Our hearts go out to Senator John McCain and his family today, and our prayers will certainly be with him as he does what he has done throughout his life- fight. A true American patriot, McCain’s willingness to fight for his country as a soldier, as a POW, and as a public servant has impacted lives around the globe. At Take Back Our Republic, we are particularly inspired by the maverick’s willingness to be among the first to recognize the […]

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Combined 7.2 Billion Views In May From These Websites

June 30, 2017

Periodically, we look at the number of page views from websites that have covered Take Back Our Republic and/or Executive Director John Pudner. We thank all media that has taken the time to cover our efforts (see complete list here).  Here are the latest Digital Vision counts of page views for the sites that have covered us, and where the sites rank nationally. Rank Web Page with coverage Monthly  Views 2              1,256,200,000 4              1,179,100,000 5 […]

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Take Back Congratulates Neil Gorsuch on SCOTUS Confirmation

April 8, 2017

Take Back our Republic would like to congratulate Neil Gorsuch on his elevation to the Supreme Court. At the same time, we also want to point out that his confirmation process represents exactly what is wrong with our political process. When Judge Gorsuch was nominated to sit on the federal Appeals Court, his nomination was confirmed unanimously. The entire Senate agreed that he was “an extraordinarily well-qualified nominee” deserving of bipartisan support. Yet just a decade later, there is so […]

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Press Notes TBOR’s Tour of S. Dakota to Make Case for Reform Among Trump Supporters

September 20, 2016

TBOR Board Member Richard Painter and Executive Director John Pudner finished the first of three days in South Dakota at Mt. Rushmore. The Argus Leader documented the case that anyone voting for Donald Trump should also vote for a state referendum (IM 22). Pudner stressed that Take Back Our Republic was not urging anyone to vote for or against a certain candidate – only that those already voting for Trump should also vote for this measure to curtail the power of […]

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  Action Expected After Entire House Administration Committee Co-Sponsors “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting our Elections Act of 2015

June 27, 2016

” Washington, DC – Amidst breaking Supreme Court decisions and partisan fighting over the House sit in, a rare point of unity emerged as every member of both political parties on the House Administration Committee agreed to co-sponsor the “Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act of 2015” (HR4177). This measure amends the “Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971” to require credit verification value (CVV) and billing address for all online political contributions to federal candidates, thereby preventing foreign nationals […]

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Microsoft Exec Kicks Off Forum; TBOR ED Presents Tonight

June 9, 2016

Microsoft’s VP of Technology & Civic Engagement (Dan’l Lewin, right in photo) kicked off the Civic Hall’s Personal Democracy Forum 2016, and TBOR’s Executive Director (John Pudner, left in photo) will present at 4 p.m. Thursday. Pudner will cover how an open source “People’s Democracy Playbook,” can enable candidates to be elected  without being addicted to the constant pursuit of political contributions. The panel is called, “Don’t Be Overcharged–How Open Data is Changing the Political Ad Marketplace.” In conversation Wednesday, Pudner […]

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Former Miami-area Mayor, Conservative Reformer, Joins Advisory Board

April 28, 2016

         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     April 28, 2016     Contact:     404-663-3646     Jared S. Thomas, Press Secretary Auburn, AL –A former Miami area Mayor who successfully took on and defeated a big money attempt to have taxpayers fund their football stadium joins the Advisory Board today. Former Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall successfully fought and helped stop the Miami Dolphins’ now-defunct push for a subsidized stadium renovation. As a known conservative leader and police officer willing to fight for reform, MacDougall proved […]

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Take Back Our Republic strive to be the leading organization in promoting a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and every election is financed with transparency, primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside interests. Headquartered in Auburn, AL since 2015, TBOR has strong financial backing, an engaged board, more than 100 volunteer coordinators in 47 states, and a staff who stands by our mission.



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